Battlefield 2 / 2142
Battlefield 2 (Direct X)
Battlefield 2 is one of the first games to come along in quite a while that turned out to really push the current and even following generation gaming hardware. Having the privilege of being the first game that might need 2 GB of memory is either a positive or negative, depending on your viewpoint. Here are our IQ settings used:
Our map was the Strike At Karkand that turns out to be one of the most demanding in the retail package in terms of land layout, smoke and other shader effects.
Here we see the new 8800 GTS 320MB performing as we would expect; it does quite well at the 1600×1200 and 2048×1536 resolutions but at 2560×1600, the smaller frame buffer really keeps it from performing as well as its big brother. It still does a good job here though competing with the flagship ATI cards.